Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945 (Balkan Studies Library #26) (Hardcover)

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Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945 (Balkan Studies Library #26) (Hardcover)

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In Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945, Mirjam Rajner traces the lives and creativity of seven artists of Jewish origin. The artists - Mosa Pijade, Daniel Kabiljo, Adolf Weiller, Bora Baruh, Daniel Ozmo, Ivan Rein and Johanna Lutzer - were characterized by multiple and changeable identities: nationalist and universalist, Zionist and Sephardic, communist and cosmopolitan.

These fluctuating identities found expression in their art, as did their wartime fate as refugees, camp inmates, partisans and survivors. A wealth of newly-discovered images, diaries and letters highlight this little-known aspect of Jewish life and art in Yugoslavia, illuminating a turbulent era that included integration into a newly-founded country, the catastrophe of the Holocaust, and renewal in its aftermath.

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Mirjam Rajner, Ph.D. (2004), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a senior lecturer in the Jewish Art Department of Bar-Ilan University and the co-editor of Ars Judaica, The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art. She has published numerous articles on modern Jewish art in edited volumes and academic journals such as Images, East-European Jewish Studies, Studia Rosenthaliana, and Studies in Contemporary Jewry.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004408852
ISBN-10: 9004408851
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 19th, 2019
Pages: 474
Language: English
Series: Balkan Studies Library